Episodes

Published on
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

What opportunities for ministry can be had by working in the fire service or EMS? How can one fight the negative influences that can be present in these companies? Here Merle Weaver shares about his ministry working in the Fivepointville Fire Company. Merle shows us how working in these emergency services can be a light to one’s community. He also encourages those involved in the service to maintain accountability with a close “buddy”.

Published on
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

There are a lot of difficulties that our society is facing today. What do these reveal about our culture? How can we come out well on the other side of these difficulties? In this episode, Kyle Stoltzfus describes what he has observed through the COVID-19 and race crises that happened in 2020. Kyle discusses how to view, and interact with, greater society during this time.

Published on
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

How does one properly discern between what is true and what is false? How can we engage in constructive conversations with those to whom we disagree? In this episode, Peter Goertzen discusses how to have discernment between what is truth and what is false. He describes different types of right and wrong facts. Peter encourages us to be sure of our allowing God to work in us as we interact with others who have different worldviews than we do.

Published on
Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

What can the humanities add to Anabaptism? How do we correctly respond to secular views within the humanities? In this episode, Josh Nisley discusses how the field of the humanities can help us to better understand the world. He encourages us to not too quickly dismiss what others believe, but to seek to understand, critically engage with, and present our own beliefs to them.

Published on
Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

In this episode, Merle Weaver describes the vision that he has for sending Anabaptist teams to the 10/40 window, a section of the globe that contains about two-thirds of the earth’s population and an estimated one billion people who have not heard the gospel. He also shares ways that he believes Anabaptists could enter restricted countries when severe cases of humanitarian aid are needed.

Published on
Sunday, December 27th, 2020

What is it like to live in Jerusalem? How does watching the Israel-Palestine relations firsthand affect one’s view? In this episode, Josh shares life lessons that he learned while living and working in Jerusalem. Josh encourages us to remember that the narrative behind the interactions of Israelis and Palestinians is complex.

Published on
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

In today’s episode, Clyde Zimmerman shares stories from his experience overseas while helping with the SALT program described in the previous episode. He presents practical examples of the way that SALT helps communities, and tells stories of interactions where he has seen God’s hand at work. Clyde encourages us to share the gospel wherever we are at as intentionally as we expect those in mission work to do.

Published on
Monday, December 14th, 2020

In this episode, Clyde Zimmerman describes the ways in which he was been involved in helping with community development across the globe. He recounts how he has been able to assist those in impoverished areas, and shares lessons he has learned as he has observed people from across the globe.

Published on
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

How does one’s relationship with a brother affect his relationship with Christ? How is the Anabaptist view of church different than the Roman Catholic and Protestant views? In this episode, Val Yoder describes his understanding of how Christ calls his Church to operate within local congregations. To help understand the Anabaptist view, he compares and contrasts it with the Roman Catholic and Protestant views.

Published on
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Who is Tertullian? What can we learn from him today? In this episode David Bercot gives an introduction about Tertullian, an early church Father who gave many writings to the Church in the early 3rd century. Tertullian was austere in taking the practice of Christianity seriously. He discussed many practical issues that still apply to us today.